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MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder
MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder ($26.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “champagne with pearl.” It’s a light, golden peach with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Urban Decay Glint (-, ) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Here Kitty Kitty (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Becca Opal (P, $41.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Rose Gold (LE, $46.00)(90% similar). MAC Highlighter (LE, $34.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Pop of Light (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Hot Sand (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Double Dip (LE, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Glimmers of BS (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Love Affair (LE, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Teasecake (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighter (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Stunner (LE, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Coups de Minuit (12) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Native Highlighter (-, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Glazed (LE, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Miss Liberty (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Soft & Gentle (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Belladonna (LE, $88.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It had semi-sheer, buildable color coverage with a frosted sheen that didn’t emphasize pores, but it is a more noticeable highlighter on. The texture of the powder was soft, smooth, and blendable on the skin and never looked cakey or powdery. The version in this standalone compact was less sparkly/metallic compared to the one in a previous holiday palette. On my skin, I wore it as a highlighter, and it lasted for seven and a half hours before fading along the edges.

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MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder
MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder
MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder
MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder
MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder
MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder
MAC Sparkling Rose Iridescent Pressed Powder

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD
On eyes:
  • Cle de Peau 313 Eye Color Quad
  • Sephora Love Affair Eyeliner
On lips:
  • MAC Softly Lit Cremesheen Glass

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I’m liking it! It’s really pretty. I’m placing it on my wish list. But, since their are so many dupes, I’ll see how the rest of the collection does in the end.

I DO like this. But I have to tell you how much I LOVE the eye look you’ve been rocking with that Cle de Peau palette!!! It must be a really great one, I look forward to your review on it. ?

I think it looks gorgeous on you, but you have beautiful youthful skin, I wonder how it would look on more mature skin? When you say warmer dose it go Orange? I thank you for such great reviews you have become my go to make up reviewer when something catches my eye.

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